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Strong earthquake 6.3 mag, 38 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.114S, 146.1686WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 103.49 km (64 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qhvh38, pt20282000, us6000c6mu. Id of event: us6000c6mu. Exact location, longitude 146.1686° East, latitude -6.114° South, depth = 103.49 km.

Epicenter of the event was 113 km (70 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Madang, Goroka (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1686° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.114° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-08 07:35:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 07:56:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.353 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 615 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 15 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c6mu Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6mu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qhvh38,pt20282000,us6000c6mu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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